Catherine Lu (Brown) Annis was born May 25, 1926, in Ada, Oklahoma to Grady E. Brown and Savannah A. Keithley. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 16, 2012 after a short illness.
Catherine moved to California in 1936. She married Mitchell Annis in 1944 in Yuma, Arizona. After retiring as a legal secretary for 31 years, she and Mitchell moved to their lake house at Clearlake, until moving to Fresno to be near family in 1996. Catherine and Mitchell were married for 60 years until his death in 2004.
Catherine started a second career of crafting, especially woodworking and her special "Raggedy Ann and Andy" dolls. Catherine is predeceased by her parents, step-father George Johanson, and brother Barton Brown.
Catherine is survived by her aunt/sister Hazel Keithley, her (honorary) children, John and Marie Keithley, Toby and Tricia Keithley, Steve and Marcy Keithley, Crystal and Steve Esberg, great nieces and nephews, very special friend George Cantrell, and "Miss Kitty."
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Kaiser CCU for her great care during her illness.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012, 10:00 AM at the Northside Christian Church, 2709 E. Nees Av., Clovis, CA. Private burial.